Sacred Land of the Inca (Peru) | The Xpeditions Way

Sacred Land of the Inca

Trip Overview

Explore the natural beauty and rich history that runs rampant through Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, all tied together by the rich culture of the Incas. Take your taste buds on an adventure as you explore the wonderful culinary arts of Peru and wash down the delicious cuisine with a crisp Pisco Sour. Walk on the ancient cobble stone streets of Cusco that were once part of the Inca world and hitch a ride on the Sacred Valley Train to the base of Machu Picchu.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay in a National Geographic Lodge of the World in Sacred Valley.
  • Travel in a luxurious train that will take you to one of the new 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
  • Explore Cusco, a World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy an immersion trip in one of the most exciting and rich cultures in the world

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
PERU

Price From $ 3,295

Pricing is per person based in double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Air is not included. Because this is a Private Xpedition, final pricing is subject to change based on final dates, availability, number of people traveling together, and choices.

What´s included:

  • A customized itinerary
  • Local expert guide throughout the trip
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport private transfers
  • Private transportation and activities per itinerary
  • Lodging and meals as indicated in final itinerary
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Arrive in Lima, where you will be greeted by our staff and transferred to the Be hotel. In the afternoon, we will make a panoramic visit of the city, followed by a walk through the picturesque neighborhood of Barranco, and visit the museum of photographer Mario Testino, as well as, Pedro Osma, where we will witness a demonstration of pre-Columbian art restoration. Later that night, embark on an experience in one of the 10 best restaurants in the world, La Central.
Westin Hotel Lima (5*) or Similar

Start the morning with a flight to Cusco where your expedition will continue to the lagoons of Huaypo, at the foot of the Andes of Peru, here delight your palate with an exclusive and gourmet picnic. After lunch, you will continue to Chinchero, a town famous for the extraordinary beauty and quality of its textiles.
In Chinchero walk through its narrow alleys and visit the knitting workshop of Nilda
Callañaupa, a woman who 28 years ago decided to gather other women, including beginners and experts, to connect with the ancient art of Inca weaving. In fact, Nilda´s work is so important that it has the sponsorship of the National Geographic Society to preserve the ancient weaving techniques of the Andes. Then, we will continue our journey to the Urubamba Valley, to reach the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba hotel, a hotel recognized as a Unique Lodge of the World by National Geographic. Tonight, enjoy a private pizza dinner around a campfire on the hotel terrace.
Hotel Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (5*) or Similar

Today, the expedition continues to Ollantaytambo, one of the last living towns of the Inca culture, which was carefully guarded by a colossal fortress. Discover the great archaeological complex of what used to be a tambo or city of rest and accommodation for the royal groups that traveled long distances. Its architectural remains still conserve walls and towers that were used to protect it from possible invasions. 
After the visit to this historic town, our adventure continues aboard the Sacred Valley train, a beautiful train with panoramic windows through which you will enjoy unique and impressive landscapes towards the Machu Picchu Pueblo station. Upon arrival, board the bus that will take us to the gates of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
Discovered by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, its spectacular natural landscapes and the energy that is enclosed in its enigmatic construction will leave you breathless. Next, we will follow the footsteps of the Inca and enjoy of a guided tour through the citadel of Machu Picchu. In the evening, you will board the train back to the Sacred Valley after a day full of adventures and anecdotes.
Hotel Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (5*) or Similar

After breakfast participate in a preparation Workshop of Chicha (Peruvian typical drink based on corn). Afterwards, enjoy free time and explore the hotel and its surroundings, or simply rest. At noon participate in the preparation of a Pachamanca lunch. After lunch, continue your expedition in the beautiful city of Cusco, where you will make a visit on foot, through its beautiful alleys and architectural gems such as the Qorikancha temple, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. At the end of the tour, you will return to the hotel where you will enjoy a great dinner with typical dishes of the region.
Hotel Inkaterra La Casona de Inkaterra (5*) or Similar

After breakfast you will make your way to the airport, with your mind and soul full of unforgettable experiences, smells, images and tastes.

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